How to report an absence
If your child is going to be absent, you must notify the school by calling the school’s attendance line by 8:30am for high school students, 8:00am for middle school students, and 8:45am for elementary students. Voice mail is available to take your call 24 hours a day. Please leave the child’s full name, grade, and reason for absence.
If your child is marked absent and no call is received, and automated caller will call your primary number to verify the absence. Electronic notes are also valid as long as they include a parent or guardian signature. The note must be received within 3 days of the absence. YOU MUST SEND A NOTE IN ADDITION TO MAKING THE CALL.
See absent-line extensions below:
Vacations should not be planned when school is in session. If a vacation during the school year cannot be avoided, it cannot be considered an excused absence unlessrequested in writing and pre-approved by the principal. Vacations for students in grades 3, 4, or 5 will not be approved one week before or during the PSSA testing window. The district will approve up to 5 vacations days per student per year. Students will be required to make up classroom work within five days of the student’s return unless other arrangements are made with the teacher.
For information about excused absences, early dismissals, late arrivals, and make-up work, please refer to your student's school handbook.